New research finds climate change is making allergy season arrive earlier and bring higher pollen loads in North America. The phenomenon of increasing yearly pollen loads is accelerating. Human-caused climate change is making allergy season longer and more severe, reports Seth Borenstein for the AssociatedPress. In North America, there is now 21 percent more pollen … More Climate Change Is Making Allergy Season Worse.
Wild bees are more affected by climate change than by disturbances to their habitats, according to a team of researchers led by Penn State. The findings suggest that addressing land-use issues alone will not be sufficient to protecting these important pollinators. “Our study found that the most critical factor influencing wild bee abundance and species diversity was the weather, particularly … More Climate change reduces the abundance and diversity of wild bees.